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6dBrett McMurphy

Ex-Purdue interim coach Parker charged with OVI

Gerad Parker was arrested Tuesday on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He was in the process of joining East Carolina as an assistant coach.

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33dAdam Rittenberg

Entrance exam: Grading the college football coaching hires

Time -- and wins and losses -- will ultimately tell if the hires during this coaching cycle made the dean's list, but it's not too early to review how the new 21 head coaches are doing so far.

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Ohio State wide receiver Torrance Gibson has committed to joining Luke Fickell at Cincinnati and will return to playing quarterback. After his two years with the Buckeyes didn't work out following a redshirt year and a university-issued suspension, Gibson has enrolled at Cincinnati State to get an associate's degree that could make him eligible this season. "I'm confident about what is happening in the Queen City," Gibson told ESPN. "I'm just ready to roll."

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State defensive coordinator Luke Fickell is staying focused on his current job before moving into his new one as Cincinnati's head coach.

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64dAustin Ward

The crazy life of Luke Fickell

Longtime Buckeyes assistant Luke Fickell is preparing OSU for the CFP while also focusing on being Cincinnati's new head coach. A day in his life shows that the two-job life is one wild ride.

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

New Cincinnati coach and still Ohio State defensive coordinator Luke Fickell: "I will owe [Urban Meyer] always for pushing me out of my comfort zone," Fickell said. "I don't think I would have this opportunity without him."

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76dAdam Rittenberg

The coaching carousel's winners and losers

Now that the carousel has stopped spinning, we know Tom Herman and the state of Florida won big, and LSU might be saying "Oeaux no." We break down all the moves from this year's coaching cycle.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: Pending Cincinnati board approval, Luke Fickell will receive a six-year contract that averages $2.3 million annually. His buyout is $3.5 million and it goes down $500,000 each year. Sports Illustrated first reported proposed contract details.

Cincinnati recruiting with Fickell joining late (1:09)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Fickell will remain with Ohio State through the College Football Playoff. He agreed to a six-year contract with Cincinnati -- pending approval from the school's board Sunday -- and will be introduced at 3:15 p.m. ET today.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Cincinnati is hiring Ohio State defensive coordinator Luke Fickell as its next coach, sources tell ESPN. The two sides reached an agreement late last night, and an official announcement from Cincinnati is expected shortly. Fickell has coached at his alma mater since 2002, and served as Ohio State's head coach in 2011, following Jim Tressel's resignation.

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Bearcats likely seeking offensive HC?

That's what Adam Rittenberg figures. Dan Enos, Arkansas' offensive coordinator, could be among those considered to follow Tommy Tuberville. Coaching carousel (Insider)

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83dAdam Rittenberg

Why did Matt Rhule take the Baylor job?

Matt Rhule faced the question every successful Group of 5 coach has to answer: If a Power 5 opportunity occurs, should you always jump at it? That debate, plus coaching carousel news and notes.

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